Of Nature - Rippled chair

Wilkinson & Rivera


Rippled is a deeper dive into the non-Euclidean processes explored in Wilkinson & Rivera's Baile collection. Inspired by the look and feel of ribbon, their aim was to create a controlled flowing design. To achieve these undulating forms, they quarter and reconfigure a stock of wood. The result embodies the deconstruction of the rigid qualities of timber, as they’re permitted to make amazing shapes with minimal loss of material whilst retaining structural integrity.

Handcrafted by the artists in their east London studio, these pieces require tremendous woodworking skill. The result is an intricate design that’s beautiful and tactile. Made in a limited edition of ten.

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Rippled is one of four chairs in the Of Nature collection, which marks the beginning of a larger body of work. The project was initially inspired by “Verb List”, an artwork from 1967 by the radical American sculptor Richard Serra. Serra’s Verb List is a handwritten compilation of what he called “actions to relate to oneself, material, place, and process.” The four chair designs are addressed by Wilkinson & Rivera as actions.

Titled Puffed, Wilted, Whipped, and Rippled, the designs are made from four different woods. Each design touches upon traditional woodworking processes: steam-bending, hand-turning, carving, and hand-cut joinery. The duo uses these processes to manipulate the wood in a way that progresses what’s expected of timber furniture.

Rippled is made in Rippled Maple from the Lake District.

W 49  D 56.5  H 84cm
Seat height 46.5cm


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